Solstice Scents General Catalog Eau de Parfum (Available)
Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Raw Cacao, Estate Vanilla, Aged Patchouli, Pomegranate, Raspberry
Estate Cacao is a mouth-watering chocolate explosion celebrating a variety of chocolates and the raw cacao fruit. It opens with a melange of sweet milk and white chocolate with a light amount of dark chocolate in the background. The aged patchouli and pomegranate and raspberry fruit notes serve to represent the fruity fermented raw cacao and the fruit-notes that some finished high cacao content bars of very dark chocolate exhibit. The patchouli is primarily detectable when you go looking for it and it's most apparent in the initial opening upon application, where it subsides after a few minutes. It is not a heavy patchouli fragrance; this note is very smooth and used to ground the otherwise very sweet gourmand perfume. The fruity notes are light but detectable through most of the wear and into the dry down. Estate Vanilla is a small part of the formula, adding an additional complexity to the white chocolate accord as well as a nice fullness to the body of the perfume. If you love chocolate, this perfume is a symphony of all aspects of this remarkable heart-opening plant, from the raw dried fermented beans with their delicate fruit notes to the cocoa butter and cocoa powder and the resulting finished silky chocolate bars. Each time you smell it, you will detect different layers of the chocolate profile.